ENTROPY by Jeremy Rifkin. Introduction: p. 3 Each day we awake to a world that appears more confused and disordered than the one we left the night before. Entropy: A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin published in by Viking Press. ( with Ted Howard). Once in a great while an idea changes the course of history. I have before me a letter from Jeremy Rifkin, author of Entropy: A New World View. His communication states that “entropy helps explain why we have runaway.

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It is the irreversible process of dissipation of energy in the world. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mass Market Paperbackpages.

Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin

It’s rifkih when a book has that effect. Aug 12, Karen Hannum rated it did not like it Shelves: Now things have changed, and on the cocktail party circuit we hear of entropy in art, entropy in economics, entropy in urban decay, and other erudite-sounding applications. I accidentally picked this book up thinking it was about physics.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. His communication states that “entropy helps explain why we have runaway inflation, soaring unemployment, bloated bureaucracies, a widely escalating energy crisis, and worsening pollution.

Nov 09, Sara rated it liked it Recommended to Sara by: LoucksJohn S. Quoted in the February issue of Discoverp. No trivia or quizzes yet. This entroopy is a little dated. Open Preview See a Problem? Views Read Edit View history. Book titles OR Journal titles. Account Options Sign in.


Its sloppy pop science presentation to spoon feed concepts to jedemy masses rather than educate them has stuck with me all these years. On the grandest scale we know that all matter is energy and that all work requires a conversion of energy which also requires a fraction of irrecoverable energy that becomes unusable.

Hinchey Limited preview – Mar 28, Ross rated it liked it. However, the book is more detailed and richer in its approach and comes off much better than the limited medium of the screen allows. Jeremy RifkinTed Howard. The book promotes the use of sustainable energy sources and slow resource consumption as the solution to delay the inevitable: In the words of Sir Arthur Eddington, ‘Entropy is time’s arrow’.

Jul 18, Cedar rated it really liked it Shelves: While the constituent atoms and molecules comprising the organism, as a collection, decrease in entropy, the surroundings experience a compensating increase in entropy, consistent with the Second Law. A Disorderly Lecture If you have remembered every word I’ve said, your memory will have recorded about a hundred and fifty thousand bits of information.

What Entropy Is, and Is Not

In each of the looselyorganized chapters,the author triestogo into the depth of different problems, and thesometimesartificial grouping is held together through the courageous, if also sometimes one-sided, appreciation of the different phenomena. Yi Ingu rated jeremg it was amazing Jul 12, I Used this in my Senior thesis in undergrad at rifin suggestion of my adviser. It’s an interesting book, especially to read it now in since it was written in Cognition and Education Shirley R.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. No eBook available Amazon. Aug 28, Leslie rated it it was ok Shelves: An interesting book but Rifkin applies entropy incorrectly to social systems. And then also the subtitle is A New World View and Rifkin’s position is that we all need to start living as ascetically as possible because the human population will decrease dramatically entrpoy catastrophically or otherwise – once nonrenewable energy rlfkin depleted and we transition to what he calls the Solar Age which might otherwise be known as the Thunderdome Age given how well competing groups of people have historically gotten alongbut this world view isn’t explicated in great enough length to sound like a viable new model of human society, so while I recognize the same problem he does I can’t see the solution he proscribes.

A New Entroyp View, published incan hang with contemporary popular entropic science books such as those by Nick Lane and Caesar Hidalgo. He looks at Jack and Jim and it eifkin on him, “I only figured it for two people.

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